Aug 30, 2013 10:00pm PDT
in syria, president obama said today he is weighing limited and narrow action against the regime. he said syria has endangered the national security of the united states and has violated established norms against the use of chemical weapon. the obama administration said 1,429 people were killed in last week's chemical weapons attack, including 426 children. so far, the president has not asked congress for approval for a military strike and france is the only major foreign power to support retaliation. president obama contends there is no excuse for killing innocent people, including such large numbers of women and children. still opposition to an attack on syria is widespread both around the world and here at home. as john tells us, the president is facing a real predicament. >> reporter: an east bay physician that lived in syria as a child and visited family there as recently as five years ago. >> it's near and dear to my heart. >> reporter: the chic weapons attack on the syrian people hit him hard. >> my heart bleeds for all of these kids, women and families that have lost their lives.
Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm PDT
obama will base his decision on america's best interest even if it means acting alone. >> what we have seen here tragically, is a preponderance of the evidence available in the public domain that the asad regimed used chemical weapons against their citizens. >>> in san francisco today dozens of protesters rallied at powell and market streets demanding that the u.s. stay out of syria. they say money spent on military action there could be better used in this country and they want the u.s. to get out of the rest of the middle east as well. >>> a federal appeals court today upheld california's law banning so called gay conversion therapy. a group of conversion therapists appealed. the law does not cover the activities of pastors and counselors who provide such therapy but are unlicensed. >>> same-sex couples who are legally married will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. treasury secretary lu says the ruling assuring legally married similar sex couples that they can move legally across the nation knowing their filing status will not change. >>> a lease agreement gives netflix
Aug 2, 2013 10:00pm PDT
that affects long term interest rates. the fed will be getting everyone more attention as president obama narrows his choice for a new fed chairman. ben bernanke's term ends in january. craig boswell, fox news. >>> wall street managed to closed in positive numbers. the nasdaq added 13 points. >>> thousands of people collecting unemployment here in california are still waiting for their weekly check because of a computer glitch. many are angry and are making their feelings known at the website of the state department. the problem began last weekend when the add upgraded its computer software. about 6,000 people still have not received their check. the add hopes to fix the problem and sent out the checks next week. >>> a menlo park warehouse holds some of the backpack that is the family giving tree organization hopes to hand out this year. levin is a volunteer hoping to make sure they're stocked with supplies. >> some kids are just not as fortunate and they help them so that we help them. >> buying school supplies is not even on their list. >> reporter: the backpacks are to be distributed